D.C. INsider

Senior reporter Mark Schoeff Jr. dissects the regulatory and legislative developments in the nation’s capital to ensure advisers are prepared for changes ahead.

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Robinhood exec walks through regulatory revolving door

The online trading platform’s popularity has skyrocketed over the last several months, but its fast growth has also generated increased regulatory scrutiny


How the pandemic moved us out of the newsroom and turned everyone into a bureau chief

My colleagues get a sense of what it's like to orbit outside our New York City headquarters


Another election, another change in investment advice regulation

Fiduciary duty? Best interest? They’re ultimately political decisions


Until Reg BI enforcement starts, we’ll have to take brokers’ word it’s working

Or you can rely on state securities regulators to provide data about advice reform


SEC, DOL take different approaches to regulating ESG investing

The DOL proposal likely would chill the use of socially responsible investments in retirement accounts; the SEC focuses on disclosure


Awaiting new Labor secretary, staff takes on larger role in fiduciary rule’s fate

Putting together a new cost-benefit analysis could be tricky for DOL staff, who spent the last six years working on a regulation that already was assessed and has been upheld by three court decisions so far.